GamerFitnation: At the Steuart W. Weller Ashburn Elementary School in Virginia, educators have been experimenting with the Xbox Kinect in order to help kids with Autism.
It's good to see kinect being used for stuff like this..
How can you get disagrees? I guess people don't want to see those less fortunate happy. Even if your a diehard PS fan who sleeps with his controller at night and uses his Xbox as a toilet, it's great to see children with autism or any disability who can't enjoy games like most people, have a chance to. Having a sister who suffers from a disability, it's good to see something that can bring joy to those with a handicap or disability regardless of console brand.
To see joy in there eyes, truly amazing feeling
Some people are obviously too into fanboy wars and as a result have become so narrow minded to even see the good in this. This isnt even about the xbx one or ms bragging about anything. its about using kinect to help little kids who are currently suffering from a disorder, its such a great idea and i hope they can find even more ways to help them.anyone who disagrees with that fact is obviously very immature and even if it was the pseye being used i would still feel the same way. There really isnt any need to be biased about this.its for a good cause..helping little kids.
good to see 2 complete scumbags disagreeing with gaming helping autistic kids , pretty freaking embarrassing
You have to understand this site is filled with kids or people who are such diehard fans that anything that has "Xbox" or "MS" in it immediately gets disagrees. But yes, I agree it's embarrassing for someone to disagree about something being good for children with autism. Bubble for you.
@PONTIAC08G8GT i'm sure there would be a equal number of idiots if the story was about the ps eye , but my god have some heart and some self respect .
Bleedsoe, do not go there, trying to turn this article into something else... This is N4G.... Expect the one sided BS, which is wrong on all sides, but however..... @ Charleswan.... You know, life has a habit of coming back at you hard.... Hope it does not come back at anyone around you... If there is anyone around you...
Oh yes. It brings hope and joy to my heart. :)
The news is good but I don't like that heading... Offers hope? As if without it an autistic life is hopeless? I have autisim, granted I'm an adult but its not an illness its just a different way the mind works. But back to topic, in a classroom I think this can be great for kids
The article isn't saying how or which version of Kinect is being used. Is it 1.0s via a PC and a hacked/custom game? Donated 2.0s w/XB1s? There needs to be some context. You want to disagree and accuse me of attacking autistic children, fine. But please tell me what this article covers which is any different from MS's own PR claims when Kinect was first announced.
LOL... why does it matter what platform? Will it make you feel better if its one or the other?
I think that actual substance, details, would give you and others something more than cry fanboy to defend Kinect with.
Wait did you disagree with article?
Even if I'm not quite a fan of Kinect, as someone who was born with a form of autism, It warms my heart to see it being used in such a way for kids.
As someone whose worked with autistic children for eight years of his life, I can see how the Kinect is useful to them. They mainly convey emotion through their bodies rather than words, so the moving around while playing is tremendous. Also, the need for many Kinect games to be played with other people makes it more likely for autistic children to make friendships with people they know parents or other people didn't force them to play with as well as help them grow socially. I highly doubt that the Kinect will become just as or more useful to parents and teachers as the iPad has been, but it is something that elementary schools and special needs departments should look into.
Oh I thought this article was going to be about sony fanboys
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